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Sharemilking is a hybrid between self-employment and employment but that hasn't stopped some harsh treatments of sharemilkers.
Farmers are being urged to check their heifers as dry weather starts to affect feed availability in some regions.
A focus on protecting marginal areas while lifting productivity of grazeable land has seen a couple win Bay of Plenty's top farm environment award.
Three days of hard slog and sweat comes to an end tonight when the Golden Shears wraps up its 54th competition.
Palmerston North scientist Zane Webber has been getting plants in some wild places.
About $2.2 billion is entering the Christchurch economy each year from spending by nearby farmers and rural businesses.
Farmers warned they risk ageing alone unless they confront issues around farm succession.